Written by NovaSure


It’s estimated that heavy menstrual bleeding affects 1 out of every 5 women – that’s about 10 million women!

Many women begin to experience heavy and/or irregular bleeding in their 30s and 40s as they begin to get closer to menopause. Heavy periods take a physical, social, and emotional toll as well.

Studies show heavy periods mean more than heavy bleeding. They can affect women in a number of ways, including:

  • Physical
    • Many feel tired and nauseated
    • Many experience bad cramps
    • Many have headaches
  • Social
    • More than 60% have had to miss social or athletic events
    • About 80% report avoiding sex
    • 33% have been forced to miss work
  • Emotional
    • 77% have depression or moodiness
    • 75% feel anxious
    • 57% report a lack of confidence during sex

Talk to your doctor about NovaSure. They can explain all the various treatment options for heavy periods and help you decide if NovaSure is right for you.

What is NovaSure?

NovaSure is a one-time, five-minute procedure that can lighten or end your heavy period. No pills. No hormonal side effects. For 90% of women, menstrual bleeding is dramatically reduced or stopped. It’s a simple procedure that can be done in your doctor’s office, usually for the cost of a copay.

The benefits of the NovaSure procedure:

  • One-time procedure

  • The procedure is quick – it usually takes less than five minutes

  • It can be performed in a doctor’s office with no general aesthesia

  • 90% of women returned to normal, light or no periods at all

  • 40% reported that their periods stopped completely

  • Most women experience mild or no pain during or after the procedure

  • Most women feel back to themselves within a day or so

  • There are no incisions (an incision is a cut into your body)

  • It can be performed at any time during your cycle, even if you’re bleeding

  • You don’t need to prepare by taking any pre-treatment medicine